Tag: Space Exploration Technologies Corp

As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] First there were the test pilots — men in possession of what Tom Wolfe called “the right stuff” — who took flight in experimental aircraft. It was absurdly dangerous work with a […]

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s 3rd Launch — How to Watch

The world’s most powerful operating rocket will take flight again on Tuesday morning. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is set to blast off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be the third trip for the Falcon Heavy. Its 2018 test launch lofted founder Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster into the solar system, and a second […]

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After SpaceX Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars

Last month, SpaceX successfully launched 60 500-pound satellites into space. Soon amateur skywatchers started sharing images of those satellites in night skies, igniting an uproar among astronomers who fear that the planned orbiting cluster will wreak havoc on scientific research and trash our view of the cosmos. The main issue is that those 60 satellites […]

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